Ask Aaron Q/A: How to prevent razor bumps for men who are African-Caribbean

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Aaron is asked a question from an African-Caribbean man on the best ways to combat razor bumps

Osa Omo, from the UK, asks:

“As an African-Caribbean man who suffers from painful razor bumps caused by ingrowing hairs how often should I shave? Every day, every other day, once a week or perhaps once a month?”

Razor bumps are very painful
Razor bumps are very painful


“Mr Omo,

I would have you shave as often you feel that your beard needs it. There is not hard and fast rule saying you have to shave every day or every other day. It is up to your face and your judgement on how it feels and when you should shave. I will say that for Afro-Caribbean men especially it helps to shave with a double edge or single edge razor. Shaving at the surface of the skin, as opposed to pulling the hair and releasing it under the skin as cartridge razors do, goes a very long way in preventing ingrown hair. So in final answer it is not how often that matters most, but what tools you use that will help you the most.

Smooth Shaving!

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